These losers are really having themselves quite the pity party of late.
Well that’s a very Gawkward goodbye.
At the bankrupt company’s farewell party Gawker’s executive editor compared the sacrifices his staff made defending lawsuits secretly funded by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel to the sacrifices endured by the family of slain Army Captain Humayun Khan.
“We just had a conversation, a national conversation out of the DNC,” top editor John Cook told a crowd of 200 people gathered at Gawker’s Manhattan headquarters Wednesday night.
“When the father of a soldier who was killed in battle said, ‘Donald Trump, what have you sacrificed,’” Cook continued, referencing the now-famous speech by Khizer Khan.
“Not that the sacrifices that anybody here has made come anywhere close to losing a loved one but it’s a sacrifice to be a 23-year-old kid and to find your name on a complaint from Hulk Hogan,” Cook said.
How is publishing someone’s private sex tape a sacrifice?
He was referring to former Gawker video producer Kate Bennett, who was initially named and then dropped from Hogan’s invasion of privacy suit against the gossip website for posting his sex tape online.
“And I can’t think of anybody who sacrificed more than AJ Daulerio,” said Cook about the ex-Gawker editor responsible for the Hogan story.
“AJ has been put through the ringer that he’s been put through because he told the truth about Peter Thiel and his friends,” said Cook.
Daulerio, already in debt due to student loans, is now facing a $115.1 million judgment as part of the $140 million verdict Hogan won from a Florida jury in March.
The writer was not at Wednesday’s goodbye bash. Instead he is “trying to figure out how to file for personal bankruptcy,” Cook said.
Aw, the poor guy. Here’s a crazy thought, maybe one of you assholes could help him figure out how to file for bankruptcy?